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Reference: 71700

Date Added: 28 June 2019
Closing Date: 22 July 2019

Job Title: Research Assistant

Working For: Muslim Council of Britain

Location: London

Charity Number: United Kingdom

Salary: Circa £27,000

Job Details

Role Purpose

To support in a research project related to media portrayal of Islam and Muslims.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Perform research in key issues related to the language used within the media about Islam and Muslims
  2. Liaise and communicate regularly with senior academics, journalists and experts in key areas relating to the reporting of Islam and Muslims
  3. Engage with the Centre for Media Monitoring team to further research efforts as required
  4. Organise roundtables of key stakeholders to drive towards consensus on issues of controversy and difference of opinion, with strong preparation beforehand to most effectively leverage the expertise brought together
  5. Editing and writing reports where required as part of the project
  6. Document findings and outputs in an easily accessible format, including engaging with designers and web designers to produce high quality output
  7. Keep financial records of the project
  8. Dealing with ad hoc queries and correspondence about the project
  9. Regularly communicating project progress to internal and external stakeholders
  10. Carrying out other tasks as may be reasonably requested by your line manager

Person Specification:

  • Highly driven and self-motivated
  • Insight into all key forms of UK media (TV, radio, print, online), in particular their coverage of Islam and Muslims and the language used to discuss Islam and Muslims
  • Ability to write reports on complex issues
  • Understanding of how to drive towards consensus
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement, ideally in the academic world
  • Good understanding of British Muslim communities and respect for its diverse traditions and ethnic backgrounds
  • Critical discourse analysis (Desirable)
  • Experience in working with website designer (Desirable)

Link with job details: https://mcb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Research-Assistant-JD.pdf

Closing Date: 22 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The deadline for applications is 9.30am on the closing date. Applications will be
assessed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

Application Details

Please submit your CV and covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements set out in this
job description, to admin@mcb.org.uk

Website: http://www.mcb.org.uk

Additional Notes